So, day 3 was the worst day by far. At night, I had a raging headache and I wasn’t sure if I could take Ibuprofen to get rid of the pain. I thought that 2 percocet would do the trick! I guess not. I didn’t have a great night sleeping and when I woke up at 5:30 am, I took 2 more percocet thinking it would take away the teeth pain and the headache. They didn’t! Why wouldn’t 2 pain killers do this? So, I decided I was going to call the dentist in the morning (of day 4) to see if something had gone wrong or if there were any other options. I kept napping until they opened and ended up feeling a little bit better before I got on the phone with them. I hate that! I want to tell them how much pain I am in but I’m feeling better so it doesn’t come across quite as dramatic as I had hoped. They said they could get in me to see if anything was wrong but I figured I’d wait a couple more hours to see what would happen.
I decided I needed to get off the percocet because I think that is what was making me feel worse overall. I started taking Ibuprofen (3 of them) and it eliminated the pain and I started feeling WAY better. No more tiredness and grogginess you get from pain killers. I’m glad I made that change. It may not work for everyone but I think my body reacted funny to the pain meds and they just weren’t working. Or the pain was too great for the painkillers but I can’t imagine that. My husband told me I finally seemed like a real person again. I am back!
I just kept telling myself that this is only short term and any pain I am feeling will be over soon. That is what got me through those moments. I did shed a few tears out of shear frustration but I think that is totally normal.
I was getting tired of the soft foods so my husband made pancakes for dinner. I have never eaten something so slow in my life! I ate each one bit by bit so I could slowly chew and swallow. It was worth it!